RLO: Calculating Medicines for Children

The Importance of Calculations

Before starting to measure out the medicine and preparing to give it, the medicine needs to be calculated precisely. 1ml syringes have graduations of 0.01 to 0.99, thus medicines less than 1ml need to be calculated to 2 decimal places. 2.5ml, 5ml, and 10ml syringes have graduations of 0.1ml so need to be calculated to 1 decimal place.

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